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Causes of Low Water Pressure in Your Home

Nothing can slow down your day quite like low water pressure. Whether you are trying to take a shower, do the dishes, or even just brush your teeth, low water pressure can make everything take twice as long. Plus, it’s incredibly inconvenient and annoying. 

What causes low water pressure? Many things can cause low water pressure in your Arizona home, including regulator damage and clogged or leaky pipes. Read on to find out more. 

The Pressure Regulator Is Damaged

A pressure regulator is a device that keeps water pressure at a consistent level. Not all home plumbing systems come standard with a regulator, so if your home doesn’t happen to have one you may have to look at some other reasons for the cause of low water pressure. However, in the case that your home has a damaged regulator, it will need to be replaced to get your pressure back to normal. 

Clogged Pipes

Another common cause of low water pressure is clogged pipes. This is often due to the buildup of sediment over time. If your pipes are clogged, it can restrict water flow and cause low water pressure. If you have clogged water pipes or aerator on your faucet, call a professional plumber to ensure the job is completed properly and safely.

The Meter or Shut-off Valve Is Not Fully Open

The meter valve is found where the main water line comes into your home. On the other hand, the shut-off valve is located inside your house, where your home’s water line branches off to different parts of the house. If either of these valves is not fully open, it can cause low water pressure. To fix this, simply turn the valve all the way open. However, if you have a problem with your meter or shut-off valve, it is best to call a professional plumber to look at it and make any necessary repairs.

Leaking Pipes

Leaking pipes are an extreme safety hazard and a common cause of low water pressure. When water leaks out of the pipes, it reduces the amount of water available to flow through the system. As a result, less water is available, leading to lower water pressure. If you notice small puddles of water around your home, it is best to call a professional plumber right away to fix the problem.

The Water Pressure in Your Area Is Low

Sometimes, the low water pressure issue may be beyond you. If the water pressure in your area is low, there may not be much you can do about it. One of the ways to find out if the problem is with the water company is to ask your neighbors if they are experiencing the same issue. If they are, you can call the water company and ask them what they can do to help improve the situation.

How Moon Valley Plumbing and Rooter Can Help

Low water pressure can be a nuisance, but Moon Valley Plumbing and Rooter experts are here to help. We have a team of experienced, certified, bonded, and insured plumbers who can quickly and efficiently diagnose the problem and find a solution that works for you. We understand that everyone’s needs are different, and that’s why we offer a wide range of services to choose from. 

Whether you need a simple repair or a complete plumbing overhaul, we’ve got you covered. Don’t wait any longer; give us a call today and let us help you with any plumbing issues in your Phoenix, AZ home.

 

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